Grandfather puts Haiti on skiing map


He may be a 47-year-old grandfather, but Haiti's Jean-Pierre Roy wants to tackle the icy slopes of the world ski championships to raise awareness for his disaster-hit country. He is the president, team captain and lone racer for the Haiti Ski Federation, which was only recognized by the sport's governing body, the FIS, last November. "I am probably the only grandfather in the world to be taking part in the world ski championships," he said with a smile. Having been born on the Caribbean island Roy is prepared to be ridiculed against the world's best skiers to draw attention to his country and, maybe, raise some money.

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